|Dec. 26 11:28 AM PT12:28 PM MT1:28 PM CT2:28 PM ET14:28 ET19:28 GMT3:28 CST12:28 PM MST2:28 PM EST2:58 PM VEN23:28 UAE1:28 PM CT-The Red Sox have acquired All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a six-player deal. The Red Sox gave up Melancon and Stolmy Pimentel, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. and first baseman-outfielder Jerry Sands.
Analysis: Melancon was 0-2 with a 6.20 ERA in 41 relief appearances in his only season with Boston.
|June 10 11:22 AM PT12:22 PM MT1:22 PM CT2:22 PM ET14:22 ET18:22 GMT2:22 CST11:22 AM MST1:22 PM EST1:52 PM VEN22:22 UAE1:22 PM CT-After placing Rich Hill on the disabled list, the Red Sox recalled Melancon from Triple-A Pawtucket and activated him for Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals.
Analysis: Melancon has been at Pawtucket since the Red Sox optioned him there on April 18. He has 11 saves with the PawSox.
|Apr. 18 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 CST4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)6:36 PM CT-The Boston Red Sox have shipped struggling right-hander Mark Melancon to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled righty Junichi Tazawa from the minors.
Analysis: Melancon (0-2), acquired from Houston during the offseason and expected to be Boston's primary setup man, gave up 11 runs in two innings over four appearances. He faced six batters in Tuesday's 18-3 loss to Texas, allowing six runs and four hits, including three homers, while walking two.